Category Archives: China

North China moves to fight winter air pollution 

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei have rolled out measures to fight air pollution as the most heavily polluted season, winter, is coming. The port city of Tianjin will restrict production in heavily polluting industries, including steel, casting, construction materials and coking, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong residents told to limit time outdoors as serious air pollution hits city 

Environmental Protection Department says hot weather and light winds means pollution poses a serious health risk Hong Kong authorities urged the public to limit their time outdoors on Wednesday as severe pollution hit the city’s northern areas. The Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Chinese cities deal with extreme smog, haze

The smog and haze issue in China has been a problem for many years, and recently it has become a severe problem. It has the potential to ruin a healthy life for millions of civilians. The concept of environmental pollution … Continue reading

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Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production: Hardest-hit areas are big solar investors: China, India, Arabian peninsula 

Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Why and how it kills 

Air pollution – indoor and outdoor – killed an estimated 6.5 million people in 2012, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Exposure to high levels of air pollution, especially over the long term, can affect human … Continue reading

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Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse 

Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse. A new study suggests less dust means more solar radiation hits the land surface, which reduces wind speed. … Continue reading

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Hot, hazy day for Hong Kong as air quality poses ‘very high’ health risk in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok 

Weather to remain sunny with low visibility through the day, with one or two isolated showers in the afternoon A blanket of heavy pollution smothered Hong Kong’s biggest business and shopping districts on Wednesday. Citizens braving the sweltering heat also … Continue reading

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Beijing hit by new air pollution crisis as huge sandstorm blows in 

Dozens of flights are reported cancelled and residents urged to stay indoors to avoid breathing in dangerous particles A putrid, nicotine-shaded mist loomed over Beijing on Thursday after a massive sandstorm slammed into the Chinese capital bringing the latest “airpocalypse” … Continue reading

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